The National Youth Service Corps has again sympathised with the family of a late corps member, Mr Chikwado Ezururike in Abia.
AEW’s blog reports that the scheme presented in a cheque the sum of ₦1 million as a death benefit to the family of the deceased.
The presentation was done at the NYSC Abia Secretariat in Umuahia on Wednesday.
It could be recalled that Ezururike and four others died in July following a horrible accident while on their way from Uyo in Akwa Ibom to the NYSC Orientation Camp in Katsina State.
Ezuruike, a graduate of History and International Studies of the University of Uyo, and the other persons involved in the auto crash along Abuja-Kwali Expressway.
The consolation visit to the families of the late corps member was lead by Mr Emmanuel Ayeniko, the Assistant Director (Insurance), NYSC Headquarters, Abuja, on behalf of the Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim.
While presenting the cheque, Ayeniko condoled with the family, saying, “We know that this amount cannot replace lost life, but it is a token to say we feel with you.”
He said that NYSC official was also in Uyo to present the insurance benefits to other deceased families, who hailed from Akwa Ibom.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the family, Mr Albert Ezuruike, the eldest child, expressed gratitude to the NYSC and the director-general for the show of love and financial support rendered to the family.
He said: “NYSC has been supportive. We didn’t expect this. This shows that there is still hope,” he said.
On his part, Denis Jingi, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Abia, commended the director-general for the speed in processing the benefit.
He noted that the swift response was a clear demonstration of the director-general’s passion for corps members’ welfare.
Jingi said that he and other NYSC officials had earlier paid a condolence visit to the family in Aba, following the director-general’s directive.